Ingrid started her college experience as a dual enrollment student at Mendocino College while still attending Kelseyville High School. After she graduated from high school, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science from California State University Chico in 1999. Helping others was always one of her career goals.

During her career, Ingrid assisted victims of crimes and coordinated a local Healthy Start Program. After starting and raising her own family, she earned a Master of Arts degree in Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential from CSU Sonoma in 2008 as well as Behavior Analysis training from the Florida Institute of Technology.

For many years, she worked throughout Lake County as a School Counselor and Behavior Specialist working intensively with students to manage disabilities and eliminate barriers to success. Ingrid served as an Adjunct Disability Resources Counselor for Mendocino College where she discovered her passion for the opportunities available through the California Community College system. In 2016, she joined the faculty of the Lake County Campus of Woodland Community College as an Academic Counselor and Instructor for College Success skills. She loves the community that she serves, and her compassion and care for students and the community come across throughout her work on campus. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors, exploring, camping, and photography.